tv Weekend News Al Jazeera June 28, 2015 9:00am-10:01am EDT
>> we will be able to see change. >> hello and welcome to the news hour from doha. here's what's coming up. greece's cash crisis, more worried customers queue at bank machines. >> kuwait's government said a saudi arabian man carried out friday's suicide bombing at a mosque. >> hundreds of people three as a fire rips through a party at a
water park in taiwan. >> i have all the sports, including the copa america crashing out on penalties. we'll have all the action later this hour. >> the european central bank is saying it will keep its emergency cash life line to greek banks at current levels. the comments come as an emergency meeting is held amid fierce that the banks won't be able to open tomorrow. greeks have been queuing up to withdraw money and on saturday, a billion euros were taken out. the central bank vows to take all measures necessary to insure stat. that comes as the stability council meets in athens and the greek finance minister arrives in the last hour, what could
turn out to be crucial discussions. huge pressure has been piling on greek banks after talks between athens and its creditors collapse on friday. we're well covered on the story. we'll go live to athens and speak to john shortly for government reaction but first dominic joins us from the european central bank in frankfurt. that decision just coming in, the bank saying it will keep its emergency lifeline to greek banks at current levels. going forward what does this mean? >> the meeting went on more than two hours a teleconference, all taking part. the decision was to remain with current funding the current e.l.a., the emergency liquidity assistance agreed on friday. this is a sticking part they use for countries in a very short term but has no effect whatsoever on the potential
insolvency of greece, the fact that it has to make a repayment to the institutions on tuesday otherwise will be in a technical default. there was no mention of that, so in effect, what we can say this is is a decision by the e.c.b. to tide people over and not necessarily deal anymore deeply with the engrained problem fro the greek economy faces. there were references to what the newspapers considered to be the bankruptcy of greece and the ministers looking at humanitarian aid for greece. there's a sense in frankfurt and germany that perhaps this is a default averted today but clearly the big moment will be on tuesday when greece has to repay back that 1.5 billion euros and there's no sign that is going to happen. >> dominic, thank you very much
for reporting from spring to further, over to john in athens to find out whether there's been any reaction as of now by the greek government to that decision by the e.c.b. >> the central bank governor here issued a statement saying he will work closely with the european control bank. sticking close to the script put out today. the government earlier issued a denial that it had been contemplating the bank which greece to issue controls given that this is the second day queues have formed at the cash mans around the country rather a slow because run has now begun and it's been confirmed today. the government he said will do no such thing.
we do not believe that capital controls are in order at the monetaryin. the government here has been asking the central bank to make absolutely sure that it keeps the money glowing through the banking system and the banks plating normally. the bullpen of greece does have the autonomy to decide unilaterally along with the e.c.b., of course, to impose those capital controls. it doesn't have to wait for a government request to do so. the government knows that should the bank of greece do so, should it have no option but to slow the flow of capital out of the system because enough liquidity isn't forthcoming from frank further, that will have an impact of public opinion on home. certainly in advance of this referendum expected next sunday, and we would expect that that would be an adverse effect on public opinion toward the government. >> john, thank you so much, reporting from athens.
>> kuwait is saying the man who carried out a suicide attack at a mosque on friday was a saudi arabian national. the interior ministry named the bomber. he landed at kuwait's airport at down on friday just hours before he detonated explosives killing 27 people. mass funerals were held for the victims on saturday. we have this update from kuwait city. >> the ministry identified the perpetrator of that horrific suicide bombing that killed 27 people and injured over 220 as a sawed citizen saying that he entered kuwait through kuwait international airport took a flight here at dawn and hours later entered the mosque, blew himself up in that horrific attack which shocked kuwait unlike any other attacker and instilled a sense of fear into a
citizenry who is used to feeling secure. other arrests are announced in relation to this attack. friday, hours after the bombing it was announced that several suspects had been detained and were being questioned. on saturday, it was announced that the driver of the vehicle that was used in the attack, as well as the owner of the vehicle had also been arrested and the coup waiti government decided to reassure citizens from the emir of the country through the parliament cabinet and other ministry officials. they have all said that kuwait must stand united, that this is a resilient country and they will fight this type of terrorism with every resource they have. already, we've seen security forces on much higher alert not just land forces, also maritime boarders here being protected more vigorously now in the wake of this horrifying attack. >> tunisia will increase security after friday's attack
left 38 people dead. tourists remaining have been taking part in vigils to remember the victims. many are choosing to cut their holiday short and return home. we have this report. >> this is where one of the tourists was killed. she heard gunfire and ran to hide but fell at this spot. this is where a couple were shot by the gunman. one of the most attractive beaches has become the scene of the worst tack on tourists in tunisia's history. >> i thought this would happen in london or paris. i was not expecting something happening here. this is like a dramatic thing. >> many came a long way to enjoy vacation. dreams that were shattered on the beach of the imperial hotel.
hundreds of tourists have packed and returned home. those who stayed come to lay flowers at the site of the shooting. >> i feel very sad really, very very sad. we brought flowers yesterday. we cried, of course. you think the only effect, but it is death for these good people, this quiet country. >> the people recount the horrors they felt during the attack. they say they can't understand why someone would kill tourists, but all say they may not come back to tunisia. >> nothing in the future, no. because i'm scared. that's probably that they wanted, but i have two children at home that i miss very much. yeah. >> i feel sad for the tunisians
that will fails times. they need to boost their economy so people can find jobs. >> the government will increase the number of troops it has on the streets and will shut down mosques accused of inciting violence. for these people who work in the tourism industry, their march on the beach is a message of defiance that they will continue to work, despite the uncertain times. >> we'll cross over now you rightly say uncertain times in your report, but are the people of tunisia confident that the government will balance this increase in security measures with democracy? >> well, this is a government that has been struggling with the rise of violence across the country, and also the growing influence of armed groups operating on the borders. you are talking about affiliated
with islamic state groups and al-qaeda, and they've been active over the last two years targeting government officials security forces, the army and the police. now the government said it's going to commit more troops on the ground, particularly in tourist areas like here in the coastal city. this is going to be a ma'am math task. you have to talk about deploying security forces in different parts of the country to prevent further attacks in the near future. >> seeing as you are where that attack happened, give us a sense of the atmosphere now. >> shock grief and anxiety about the future, because probably people here rely on tourism. they are biggest concern is that these attacks head an attack in march targeting a museum, and the concern that it could
severely undermine tourism industry in tunisia. if this happens thousands and thousands wouldn't have job opportunities. it's a delicate situation. people here are worried about the instability and rise of violence and want the government to do something about it immediately. >> ok. thank you very much for that jump date. let's hear from a member of the tunisian political party. she says that the challenge for tunisia is to maintain the balance between democracy and high security. >> we know that this islamic state killingings are challenging our democracy position in this democracy and we will fight them with all the force we have. todays big challenge for us will be to have a good balance between liberty between freedom
and between democracy and terrorism, and what they want to do to democracy in tunisia. it will be very hard work for us to succeed and to achieve this real democracy here in tunisia. >> iran and major world powers finalizing a nuclear deal in relation to a relief for sanctions. >> what it means for india gaining from restrictions imposed on iran. >> the russian villagers in trouble for printing their own currency. >> in ports a piece of history for england at the women's world
cup. we'll have the details of the quarter finals. >> diplomats in vienna are driving tougher bergens with iran to scale down its nuclear prom. negotiations will extend beyond tuesdays deadline to try to reach a history reich deal, according to reports. major differences remain on the details of a final deal. iran's foreign minister is returning to tehran for more consultations. let's find out why he is returning to tehran and what this means. we cross over to came base, our diplomatic editor. >> i think it is important to hear the news the foreign minister is returning to tehran, because this is not something
that had been preannounced. i can tell you u.s. officials are briefing, their relaxed about this. they think it's important that he go back to cult in his capital, with the president and with the supreme leader. what's not clear is what's come up in these talks that means that he needs to return, have they hit a snag or is there some sort of new proposal, some new proposition coming from the international community that he wants to take to tehran, as he prepares to leave other foreign ministers have been arriving and before he leaves, he'll be meeting some of those. the german foreign minister hammond, the foreign secretary of the u.k. and foreign affairs chief of the european union. >> it's going to be tough it has always been tough but not impossible. it's a matter of political will. the reason for having this
agreement done is still there probably more than ever. most of all a no one proliferation agreement so it's our security, security of the world is at stake. i think that all the sides are very much aware of the fact that this is the process that originated from the u.n. security council resolution. >> we have the deadline of the 30th midnight on tuesday local time. everyone, i think now is accepting that we have foreign minister does a reef leaving here and going back for quite a few hours for consultations coming back here on monday. that deadline as i've been saying for days now looks like it will be extended. officials are talking about a few days extension not much longer than that. >> thank you for that update, james bays reporting from vienna. those talks will be closely followed in india p.m. if there is a deal, it could mean the easing of sanctions will allow
trade to resume with iran. for some indian businesses, easing restrictions is the last thing they want. >> tons of rice are processed and packaged at this food factory outside new delhi. rice is just one of the many indian exports to iran, but trade has recently fallen as indian companies are priced out of the market because other countries are doing business with iran. >> iran was importing 1.4 million tons of rice. this year, it will not cross half million. >> many companies used to export to iran by intermediate countries to get around currency restrictions. trade was boosted with exports reaching almost $5 billion last year. now the worry here that a trade deal on iran's nuclear program negotiated with the u.s. and other appears will open up the iranian market at india's
expense. >> india has bought oil partially using india currency, giving a double benefit a save i go on current account did he have sift, using that currency to buy food and other products. if sanctions are lifted, some worry their business deals and exports will be hit. >> some exporters don't believe iran trading with the west is necessarily a bad thing for them. members of an export association are being urged not to worry that their trade advantage may end soon. >> india's recently signed a deal to build a port in southern iran despite objections, using it to increase trade even if sanctions are lifted and countering china's growing presence india is looking to use the port and its relationship with iran to build its presence further into central asia.
>> india is interested in leading up north to the borders. this will open up business opportunities for india. >> as of now, business with iran accounts for less than 2% of all indian exports. companies here hope that an indian economy will open up to the world and create new markets for them in central asia and eventually eastern europe. >> a saudi arabia soldier had been killed and another injured in cross shelling by houthis loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh. houthis attacked and oil refinery. 14 people have been killed. >> witnesses say houthi fighters fired missiles on the refinery and hit a fuel tank which ignited. thick smoke billowed as the city
with residents fearful the fire would spread. the refinery hasn't received oil through the port but has 1.2 million tons of crude in storage. >> what happened today is a heinous crime committed by criminal militias trying to seize the city of aden and target its oil refinery, which is considered the only source of income for the city. >> aden has been the source of sustained fighting, artillery reportedly hit a military operation two days ago. it's location is important because it's near the gulf of aden and offers easy access to the red sea. it became a base of operations for yemen's president in exile adou rabbo mansour hadi after he was forced from the capital earlier this year. the port and refinery are controlled by pro government fighters battling houthi rebels
and forces loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh. despite months of airstrikes by the saudi-led coalition the houthis still control large parts of yemen and they're well armed. >> i asked our brothers from the coalition and the king to help us. right now we live in very difficult circumstances and people are wondering how long the fighting is going to last. when will it stop? >> behind the front lines there are many other unarmed people suffering. the humanitarian situation is worsening with the lack of fuel as well as essentials like food and water. al jazeera. >> isil fighters stormed kurdish held villages near kobane in syria. saturday kurdish forces pushed isil from the town for the second time this year. they're now going door to door searching for isil fighters left in hiding. the latest battles are further south and east. 200 people have been killed tons
thursday. that's when isil launched its assault. >> the organizers of music events in taiwan are being questioned after an explosion left 500 injured. flames reare you married over a stage, forcing party goers to run to for their lives. many suffered serious burns. >> around 1,000 people were dancing at a water park when colored theatrical powder thrown from the stage accidentally ignited. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! >> amateur footage shows that within second, crowd members closest to the stage were engulfed in a massive fireball. >> whoa! whoa! >> they ran to get away, but more than 500 suffered burns especially to the lower legs. >> everybody was running and pushing each other. we saw a lot of people who's
skin was seriously burned. it was just like hell. >> 200 were seriously injured and some in critical condition. >> everybody was screaming and bleeding. there was blood everywhere. >> paramedics were called to the scene, many having to be treated on the ground where they lay others made their own way to the closest hospitals. the morning following the accident, emotional parents arrived to be by their children's bedside. >> just a small child who went out to have fun. >> his 18-year-old daughter suffered burns to 90% of her body. >> today it's with a feeling of great sorrow that i visit these people injured. the main purpose was to promise their relatives that the government will do its best to help them and we will investigate who should take responsibility. >> many from the crowd are also
suffering lung injuries. the exact cause of the fireball is still being investigated, but police are questioning the organizers of the event. the local mayor announced an immediate ban on the colored powder being used at public events. he>> a heatwave in karachi has killed more than 100 people but temperatures are beginning to drop. highs are in the mid 30's, a relieve after 45 degrees. many are being treated. >> flash floods in india killed two endangered lions. the bodies of the lions were found in the forest in the western state. eight lions have died since the annual monsoon season began earlier this month. let's get a check on the weather now with rob and to the dry dust over in arizona. >> things are quieting down in
india and pakistan, the heat gone the rains drop. >> in the normally dry desserts of the west, we tend to look at it when it rains. these storms can pick up the dust. this is an environment in many places on earth if you lift up what's on the ground and blow it it produced unpleasant conditions. this is phoenix in arizona in that that was a proper dust storm. those storms may reform. the violent ones we are more used to dissipate off the northeast corner sometime last night. you can see the curve of a very familiar low center. in the u.s., the air comes down from the north and meet the airs from the south and produce thunderstorms. it's almost offshore. at the moment, we are just talking about a few showers in the southern states, maybe a few coming towards the midwest. what about the future?
we've almost divided the u.s. in half here. it will continue in much the same vein. big storms could develop running from the ohio valley and beyond, but all that time, there's barely a cloud in the sky further west. it looks dry if occasionally rather dusty. >> rob, thank you. you won't find it in any currency exchange. in fact, you won't really find it outside of one tiny russian village, but the currency invention has got authorities in russia in a flap. >> three ours out of moscow and down the road is a strange fiscal traverse city. this is the version of fort knox or the federal reserve a battered medical box holding the cash stash. the village currency invented,
minted and printed by a farmer. >> people have always exchanged things among each other. we haven't created the process we made it digital. in russia, are used to get a bottle of vodka, which was stable currency. we are doing the same thing we don't use vodka anymore we printed these pieces of paper. >> he and friends use the paper for loans and to trade goods and labor with each other. it means their real money can be saved for more ambitious things like building a village bar house. >> anyone interested in the thrust of currency trading the vital question, of course, is what is one worth? >> 10 eggs. this bucket, five, and a goose here a not unreasonable 60. >> those it has proven resilient to the storms buffeting the
ruble. when you're purchasing power is pegged to the potato, it doesn't much matter what's happening in the money markets. this is a man with anarchist leanings who has made things difficult for the authorities in the past and the authorities are none too impressed with the currency. >> they came and wanted to see the currency, so i made them to chop some wood to earn it. we all laughed. suddenly, a month ago i got summonsed to court with words like urgently withdraw this money and destroy it, because it threatens russia's economy. >> his lawyer said the case against him is hopelessly confused. >> even the prosecutor himself when i asked him or the central bank representative, no one could explain why they think they are money surrogates.
they couldn't explain where they see the threat to the payment to the russian federation. >> his next appearance in court is july 1. until then, he is staying on his farm looking after his animals and slightly relishing all the fuss. al jazeera moscow region. >> you are with the al jazeera news hour. tapping into the digital revolution, we'll tell you how new internet reforms could change the lives of cubans. >> a burning issue how a tiny pacific nation is getting tough on illegal fishing. >> find out how olympic champion could help out one of her rivals. we have the details in sport.
killed in that attack. >> to greece, the greek people were feeling the strain, they awoke sunday morning to hear that they'd be voting in a week on a referendum proposed by alexis tsipras's government. many believe the vote represents more than just deciding on the terms of the bailout. >> if we exit, i believe things will be good for greece. we'll find the strength in order to carry on ahead. >> we will vote to remain within the euro and european union despite difficult terms proposed. >> the question whether it's the right decision to remain, i believe that it would be a positive decision to do so, but
under bearable conditions. >> an associate professor of law and economics at the university of athens says the referendum is an extremely political move for alexis tsipras. >> this is an extremely problematic situation. one reason is the chance of default on tuesday. the other thing is we don't have enough money to organize this referendum, and we don't have enough time to otherwise this referendum, so there are practicing mat particular and difficult problems. >> the timing is bad, i was one of the few people in greece who supported the referendum. it could be a great idea in may but now with such short
interval between this weekend and the referendum weekend i mean this is not going well. everybody can see if if they think about it. you can elaborate on the potential of conditions for this referendum. >> in burundi, two people have been killed a day before the parliamentary election. the second person believed to be an intelligence officer was attacked by an opposition member. this has been opposition sings the president announced he would run for a third term. >> police don't have the only anything else to fight the taliban in afghanistan in the north. taliban are taking over parts of the province next to kundu
which they already control. >> afghan officials traveled into the province by helicopter. the taliban controls many roads in the area. they've come for a security meet to go discuss how to push out the taliban from two neighboring districts. it's a battle that involves fortune fighters, including some who claim allegiance to islamic state of iraq and the levant, or daish as the locals call it. >> there's a conflict between the taliban and isil. we can't confirm they are fighting always one other here, but in the past days, several foreign fighters have been killed. killed. >> the army has no powers in the fight. >> the president of afghanistan head of the armed forces has given us the authority for operations. we can enter any house they brought the women with them and
at the moment -- >> it's not just the army fighting. afghan policemen are on the front line and say they can't compete with an enemy better armed and equip. >> for two nights and three days, they fought with us. the government didn't support us. the enemy surrounded us. the enemy was really strong, had good arms, heavy weapons. we ran out of ammunition, then we had to leave. >> the taliban released a video of its fighters, showing off the district buildings and police districts they captured. the army said the taliban went from one district but still must be driven out from adjoining areas. the taliban fighters are also in control of areas south of condition do and fighting in the east and south of the country. the interior ministry told parliament one reason it is volatile is weak communication between army. they are fighting without the
air support they have used to get from nato. >> survivors of bangladesh's worst industrial accident face another frustrating wait for justice two years after the tragedy. nearly 1200 garment workers were killed when an eight story building collapsed. the building's owner and government officials face murder charges, but their trial was adjourned because they failed to show up for court. >> still not getting better, she was working inside the building when it collapsed. her arms were crushed. two years later she still has to make regular hospital visits. >> the rest of the world might be ready to forget what happened but you can't forget if you're still suffering. i'm in pain every day. it's not so easy for me to forget. >> the disaster has been slipping from public consciousness here. few turn up these days at the
memorial site. lack of public pressure means not as much attention is paid anymore to those responsible for the disaster and their lack of punishment. >> the garment owners knew better yet forced workers to enter the building the day it collapsed. they should be punished. so should officials who loched the rules being flouted that result in so many people dying. >> justice has taken more than two years just to complete the police investigation. criminal trials involving powerful businessman can take years in bangladesh, even cases where there are large numbers of death. for instance, a trial looking into the deaths of almost 300 children who were given fake medicine back in 1991 was only settled last year, 23 years later. >> the public prosecutor says
delay was inevitable. >> we were talking about a historic crime of immense proportion. we have had to interview thousands of witnesses. this takes time, so from our point of view, this is not a normal delay. >> that doesn't go down well with frustrated survivors. >> it doesn't look like the government wants to punish these people at all. i want justice. i want those responsible to be hanged. i want them to understand what my suffering is. >> while the police investigation has been completed, survivors and labor activists fear a trial could take many decades. it's a tough prospect for survivors who believe their government owes it to them to do better. al jazeera. >> it's been 11 days since a gunman killed nine black church
members in the u.s. state of south carolina. since then, protestors have mobilized over the symbol of the confederate flag. a demonstrator who briefly pulled down the flag is being hailed as a hero. we have more. >> a 30-year-old activist climbed up the nine-meter high flag pole outside the south carolina statehouse early on standards. she removed the piece of cloth that's become symbolic of a much wider national debate. she and supporters say they were taking down the confederate flag a mark which supremacy that inspired the killing of nine black bible study members inside a charleston church. police put the flag back up and arrested her on $3,000 bond but within hours a crowd funding campaign raised more than $60,000 for her. while civil rights campaigners
praised her others say it could delay the momentum for change. the state legislature which has sole authority to remove the flag is scheduled to debate the issue in two weeks but she said action had to be taken now. >> there's doing the right thing and doing the wrong thing. it's time for people to have the courage. everybody knows the right thing we have to step up and love non-violence. we have to do the right thing or it won't stop. >> her protest followed president obama's eulogy for one victim on friday in which he called the flag a reminder of systemic oppression and racial subjugation. ♪ >> they sang the anthem of the confessed razz, the southern states which fought and lost the u.s. civil war.
those who object to the flag say it's more than a symbol. >> for many, it represents oppression from the side of people who choose to oppress. >> the funerals of three more victims of the gunman were held in charleston. >> this community of prayer and love has sent a desperately needed message to the world and that is you respond to hate with love. the world needs that message and it is coming right from you this community. >> the governor pledged to join the campaign for the flag's removal. >> police in the u.s. say that it's just a matter of time before they catch an escaped convict. a massive manhunt was launched three weeks ago when david sweat and richard matt broke out of prison.
matt was shot close to the canadian border friday. they say sweat is believed to be hiding in a forest. >> he's been on the run three weeks. he's tired hungry. we've got some bad weather coming in. he's endured bad weather he's fatigued. he's going to make a mistake. >> cubans have been by passed by the internet social media. only three quarters of households are on line. it is hoped they will be connected to worldwide cyber culture. we have this report from havana. >> wherever you go, people in cuba carry smart phones, often gifts from friends and relatives abroad. they can take photos and text messages, but internet. >> no, no. >> internet, no. >> cuba is one of the few countries where mobile phones cannot connect to the internet.
>> we are behind the rest of the world, totally disconnected, says a student. like everyone else, he spends hours at the cultural center, the only venue for free wi-fi an experimental project. people bring their smart phones and lap tops to connect to internet, even if it takes them until dawn. the signal is weak, but their will is strong. >> to connect with others on facebook make friends to find out so many things we know nothing of. >> this is the alternative, the telephone companies navigation center where people come to surf the web. you can stand for hours waiting to get inside to use the computer and you have to buy one of these little cards that cost $2 and allows you to surf for one hour. >> though cheaper than before, the price is still high on the average salary of $20. cubans aren't allowed to have
internet at home with while not exactly legal this resourceful cuban pays a foreigner who is eligible for a connection to by him a line to the only option available, a painfully slow, outdated phone line connection. in the meantime, there's the cell phone clinic, where cubans download apps, like a guide to restaurants, nightclubs and much more. >> off line. off. >> the database is included on the phone because people don't have internet on the phone. >> that is set to change, promise little the government. according to cuba's first vice president, the state will guarantee secure and widespread use of internet for the development of the nation and will strive to make this resource available accessible and affordable to all.
it's a major shift for a government reluctant until now to grant unfettered internet access to millions of cubans who are i am patient to join another revolution the one that links them to the digital world. al jazeera havana. >> still to come on the al jazeera news hour, it's a birth watcher's paradise, but many say uganda can do more to draw tourists. >> another indy car race is filled with crashes. while nobody was seriously hurt, one driver is saying it's only a matter of time until there is a fatality. details after the break.
june the tiny pacific island nation is fighting back against growing numbers of illegal fisherman who plunder its waters. as nick clark reports, it's sending a strong message to potential poachers. >> the vietnamese boats were spotted in the waters last month. onboard, eight tons of sea cucumbers and fish destined for asia's black market. the vessels were towed to open water, never to be used again. they are clamping down on illegal fishing. 15 vietnamese boats have been captured with more than 25 tons of protected species onboard. >> this message is really this is no longer an option for poachers. we have a marine law enforcement
team. we guarantee you that you will return with nothing if you are caught stealing in these waters. >> it is a tropical archipelago nearly 1,000 kilometers east of the philippines, lying in the midst of vast, unpatrolled waters, easy target for illegal fishing boats. now it seeks to protect its rich seas creating a marine conservation zone, putting 80% off limits to all fishing. for it, it is defending its life blood. >> everything that drivers the economy, food security, national security involves the ocean in some way. with porous borders with the philippines and indonesia it's easy for vessels to slip in and out of the waters. because it has to rich history in conservation, there's a lot
to poach. >> the fisherman were released and sent on their way with boats loaded with enough fuel and food for the journey home. the captain remains in custody. it hopes its signal of defiance will keep the poachers out. nick clark, al jazeera. >> time for an update on all the supports news. >> thank you very much. football in brazil, the coach blamed a virus affecting many players for his team's exists from the copa america. for a second time in a row brazil were beaten on penalties by park guy. richard has more. >> heading into the final without their star, early on against paraguay, they didn't seem to be missing him 1-0 up after a quarter of an hour. midway through the second half,
a penalty conceded. the captain in the box. the equalizer for paraguay from 12 yards. just like their copa quarter final four years ago, it was decided by a penalty shootout, and with mixed spot kicks from brazil it would again be paraguay that would go through. gonzalez always put the ball in the net again to seal a 4-3 penalties victory. >> some of the players got ill of course talking about this now, it's complicate. it could look at if we're giving excuses. i, myself didn't get ill. thank god i was good. this is not the reason we lost. we lost because we didn't kill the game in the first half. >> of course, brazil is always a very tough rival but we wanted
to win from the start. we advanced to the next stage. >> paraguay will now face argentina in the semifinals. richard parr, al jazeera. >> defending champions japan through to the semifinals of the women's world cup. they beat australia to get there. despite a dominating possession, they have trouble finding the net, firing 14 shots in total. they eventually went through. in the dying minutes japan won 1-0. >> the game plan was very well executed. this is very good from our team. while i think australia has made some big improvements this tournament our win has given us confidence for the future. what we have done today was serve as a big base for our future successes. >> host canada has failed to reach the semis. they were knocked out by england, who took the lead after
just 11 minutes. just minutes later lucy bronze doubled their advantage. they went on to win 2-1. it's the first time england has reached the last quarter. >> to make a semi time for england, obviously we have made history as a group. we have every belief we can make it through. we're going out to oh the heart and fight and passion we did today and hopefully come out to the final. >> indy's car champion will power said it's only a matter of time before another fatality happens in the sport. it comes after a race in california had many crashes power was involved in one of them with japanese driver. in the race, ryan busy school was airborne after colliding with ryan hunter-reay. fortunately, nobody was seriously heard.
briscoll only suffered bruising. many complains the cars are dangerous. >> somebody's got to take responsibility for how this day's. ad out. it's in sane. you can't get away, you cannot get away and you have to take massive risks to gain track position. man, that's crazy racing. it's crazy crazy crazy. we just don't need another incident like we had in vegas and running like this, it will happen. it's just a matter of time. >> a chance for a second test against pakistan in cricket. they resume monday.
>> austin phillips qualified for the 400 meters at the world's athletic championships by winning the event at the u.s. trials. she'll now decide whether to compete in the 200 or 400 meters in beijing meaning good news for the world's fastest woman. she failed to qualify in fourth but would make the cuts if phoenix only chooses to race in the 200 meters. there's more sports on our website. check out aljazeera.com/sport. >> thank you very much for that jump date. moving on to uganda, the wildlife to yourism industry is best known for its gorillas, but also for its bird population. they could draw more tourists if the industry was better organized. we have this report.
>> at the swamp on the shores of lake victoria, bird watchers catch sight of a stork. there are only 150 left in the country, the result of hunting trafficking, or loss of habitat. uganda is home to 11% of the world's birds and thousands of tourists flock here each year to say species including the african fishing eagle or the long legged african gicana. >> we have got more species per square meter than any other part of the world. >> the bird catching industry generates $6 million a year for uganda, but with better marketing, that figure could increase. right now many tourists have no idea where to go to see the birds unless they have a good
guide. >> you go on the highway, there is nothing to tell you anything about the birds out here or there, or so animals there's a good marketing good tourism. for birds we need to do better, because that's such beautiful birds. the world needs to know, and where to go. >> things are starting to change, tour operators have developed a mobile phone app to provide more information for tourists on the birds they might see on safari. there is huge potential. after years of violence and political turmoil its natural beauty and astonishing array of wildlife is making the country a real draw for tourists. al jazeera. >> thanks for watching the news hour. back in just a moment with a full bulletin of news straight ahead. see you in a minute.